Steve Kerr would welcome back Andrew Bogut to Warriors after ABL season concludes
After closing out the year with the Golden State Warriors last season, it appears that veteran big man Andrew Bogut might have another similar stint with the Dubs this coming campaign.
According to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr himself, he is very much open to bringing in the 34-year-old as added reinforcement at the tail end of the season, once Bogut is free of his commitment with the Australian Basketball League:
“We loved having Bogues at the Warriors last year,” said Kerr, via Matt Logue of The Daily Telegraph. “I think it was really good for him to play in Sydney. Part of that was just being home. It is a better lifestyle than the NBA and it is a better schedule. Where he is in his career, that is much better for him physically and mentally. So I thought he was very refreshed when he came back to the NBA and he made an immediate impact. But yeah, (Bogues returning to the NBA) is something that I’d be into again. Andrew just seems rejuvenated to me. From a few years ago to now, he is playing better than he has in years.”
Bogut played just 11 games for the Warriors last season, averaging 3.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 12.2 minutes per contest. His role was indeed limited, but his presence provided Kerr with more options in the frontcourt deep into the season.
Should Golden State decide to bring Bogut in again this upcoming season, then he will likely be asked to fulfill a similar role for the squad. However, it is very much possible for the Dubs to call on the former first overall pick sooner rather than later whenever possible, considering the relative lack of depth on the Warriors’ current roster compared to previous seasons.